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Why should Microsoft give Apple 30% of the selling price?

Oh, that's right. iPads will only run software bought direct from Apple. Never mind.

How much of a cut does Best Buy get? Amazon?
post #122 of 130
Also, I wouldn't be surprised to see someone from Adobe on the stage at the iPadĀ³ rollout -- though I'd prefer to see someone from Pixelmator.
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post #123 of 130
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Anyway. Do you think MS compiled MS Office for arm architecture?

Why not? I doubt they wrote it in x86 assembly.
post #124 of 130
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I wouldn't hold my breath for this crap. MS will no doubt cripple the hell out of it.
Anyway. Do you think MS compiled MS Office for arm architecture?

It would be hilarious if MS didn't actually make iOS Office apps at all, and "bringing Office to iOS" just meant a portal to HTML 5 web apps in their own cloud.

That way they could bring Office to iOS *without* knee-capping their own OS's and mobile efforts and work on one unified product for all.
post #125 of 130
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Originally Posted by Prof. Peabody View Post

It would be hilarious if MS didn't actually make iOS Office apps at all, and "bringing Office to iOS" just meant a portal to HTML 5 web apps in their own cloud.

That way they could bring Office to iOS *without* knee-capping their own OS's and mobile efforts and work on one unified product for all.

Yes, but that wouldn't [really] get them where they want to go.

IMO, MS needs Office on tablets in 2012!
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post #126 of 130
Well if they real ease office I'm getting it day one for sure. A skydive app will be awesome to. I use and love the iPad bing app and I'm not ashame to say it. LOL!!!
post #127 of 130
We may finally see what Office should truly be. A low cost, stripped down tool that is easy to use and lacks all the bloat that it now has. A radically stripped down version would still do what 99% of users truly need from these products. The reality is however that MSFT has become irrelevant in the mobile space, even if not in the office. There are now far better computing choices in the handheld market.

Personally, I much prefer to work in Pages, Numbers and Keynote but have Office on my desktop for those times when I absolutely have to have MSFT crapware to work with someone else's docs.
post #128 of 130
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We may finally see what Office should truly be. A low cost, stripped down tool that is easy to use and lacks all the bloat that it now has. A radically stripped down version would still do what 99% of users truly need from these products. The reality is however that MSFT has become irrelevant in the mobile space, even if not in the office. There are now far better computing choices in the handheld market.

Personally, I much prefer to work in Pages, Numbers and Keynote but have Office on my desktop for those times when I absolutely have to have MSFT crapware to work with someone else's docs.

I can remember way back when the world was new and Word, MultiPlan and Excel arrived on the scene.

Do da name "Kensh Rutha" strike a familiar note...


Seriously, there is much truth to what you say...

Every now and again, we get an opportunity (reason) to shed bloat, legacy baggage and reinvent ourselves -- MS should take advantage of this chance of a lifetime!
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post #129 of 130
Really?

You're really excited that the wolrd's worse software will be on an iPad? Really?

Complete, utter and sheer delusion....
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That's a little febrile. MS makes $0 currently and risks ceding dominance in iOS to Apple.

Except that iPads will replace PC's, not complement them. So MS's cash cow will now be but a trickle if they compete price wise with iWork.

And I'm not ill, thanks.

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This move is undoubtedly in acquiescence to the many business users who require a hermetic solution to compatibility with Windows PC cohorts. It's vital and important and underscores Apple's current dominance in the tablet space...

55 million people are doing just fine without Office on their iPads. People are discovering it really isn't necessary:

...the slow, growing sense of the irrelevance of Microsoft...
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